Two Quilt Tops

Sorry I haven’t posted much lately.  Life has been really busy and I haven’t had much time to spare to sit at my sewing machine and work on my projects.  I feel like I’ve been “go, go, go” between out-of-town weddings (we’re going to another one this weekend too!), work, tennis, and starting to think about Christmas shopping.

But I have put in enough time to have some progress to share on two of my projects.  First off – I have 100% completed my first quilt top!  Last night, I sewed the last seam on the baby quilt top made of 180 HSTs for my cousin’s baby.


Now I’m ready to try my hand at basting, quilting and binding!


I’ve also finished the main, center section of the Modern Trees Quilt Along over at Christa Quilts.  I still have borders to add before quilting this project (including my applique string of lights that I haven’t gotten a chance to start yet) but I’m at least starting to see how it is all going to go together and I love how it is looking so far.


I’m glad that the prints that I chose really do look basically like solids when viewed from a distance.


I’ve also decided that my back deck works really well for quilt pictures.  I wish the trees had better fall colors though!

Now I need to get a walking foot for my machine so I can start my straight line quilting on the HSTs baby quilt!  Wish me luck!


20 thoughts on “Two Quilt Tops

  1. Your work is gorgeous, I have a special fondness for HSTs, one day I will try them! Perfect photo taking location, looks great and you know the deck won’t complain while you wait for the perfect light 😉

  2. Unless you had said so yourself, I would NEVER have guessed that these were your first quilt tops — they are beautiful! Enjoy your first time quilting! 🙂

  3. How lovely! Both tops look amazing. I can’t believe that HST quilt was your first. I hated HSTs for the longest time and referred to them as my quilting nemesis. 🙂 But now I love them. Hooray for finishes, and thanks for linking up!

  4. Wow, what a fantastic job for your first quilt!! And your second quilt, the tree along looks very well put together! What has been your favorite part of quilting thus far?

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